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Poster: darkstarice Date: Mar 3, 2011 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Downloading/Burning

Hey ice9...

I got an ipod for xmas. Not sure if or when I ever would've gotten one on my own cuz I didn't think I'd have much need for it. It's the ipod shuffle, just baby steps for me. ;)

As far as I know I'm downloading correctly. The "files" are in my "system" and they'll play in itunes and windows media etc, just can't burn them. As I said, I've burned a couple auds before onto disc but for some reason it just ain't lettin me do it now. There must be something in my OS or whatever that's preventing it.

I did finally manage to burn a "master file"/backup to a data disc but of course it won't play on anything else. Bizarre.

Of course at this point I'm wondering what I'm even bothering for.

I appreciate the help though folks ~ Thanks :)

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Mar 3, 2011 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Downloading/Burning

Well, I'm stumped. I wish you luck, though, w/ trying to figure it out.

Peace!

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Mar 3, 2011 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Downloading/Burning

I stand by my advice--use the Pod!

I worked in a college IT department for 4 years, fixing student computers (while a student). I fixed MANY, MANY problems. But CD writer drive problems? Not worth it.

--Could be your computer's got a screw (or transistor) loose (ie impossible to fix bc
--could be you need to reinstall drivers
--could be a flaw in kernel (impossible to fix)
--could be that you used one burning software at one point and then another, and the transfer wasn't clean, causing a missed connection in the registry
--could be any number of other registry related issues which are a devil to fix and can inadvertently destroy your OS while fixing if you aren't a computer expert (and no offense intended but...)

So, you could take it to the local computer repair place, wait a day, have em try to fix it (55% chance of success) or just use an iPod and
-never worry about CDs again
-AND have more music with you
-AND have music available at all times
-AND have less technical problems
-AND have a more durable (ie you can drop it on pavement[don't do this]) portable music solution.

That's my opinion.

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Poster: darkstarice Date: Mar 3, 2011 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Downloading/Burning

Yes sir, I agree and I appreciate your time and effort.

I'm only left to assume there's a bug in my processes somehow, somewhere.

Getting too aggravating and what fun is that? ;)

Now I just need to take my ipod to the next level!

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Poster: Edsel Date: Mar 9, 2011 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Downloading/Burning

The download VBR's are a ZIP file in case anyone forgot. If you unzip them they should be burnable.

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Poster: darkstarice Date: Mar 9, 2011 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Downloading/Burning

Hey Edsel ~ Thanks for the reply.

I did remember that I had to extract files to a program. I haven't really done much of the cd burning thing so that's part of the problem I know ;)

I've been able to get them burned on my work computer and I was able to do it on my home pc before but for some reason my home pc stopped letting me do it. I have no idea why.

That being said, I realize now that the ipod is a much better route.